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Lomatium utriculatum (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) J.M. Coult. & Rose
Common lomatium, Spring Gold
Synonym(s): Lomatium vaseyi
USDA Symbol: lout
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Little spheres of tiny, bright yellow flowers in umbels above finely divided, carrot-like leaves.
The genus Lomatium is composed of about 80 species restricted to western North America. The genus name, derived from the Greek loma (a border), refers to the wings on the fruit. In California Native Americans ate the leaves raw in the early spring, when they are still crisp.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
, WA Canada: BC Native Distribution:
British Columbia south to California west of Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada. Native Habitat:
Grassy slopes, meadows, and woodlands.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff